Odds ‘n Ends

It’s Tuesday, and here in New England we are buried another yet another foot of snow. God, I hate snow right now. Snow is a nice surprise in November, charming in December, and a tolerable nuisance in January. By early March, it’s the thing you hate the most in this world. Yeah, The Waste Land […]

Toy review roundup (via Fanmode), 1/31/09

yo go re reviews the DC Direct Watchmen Rorschach figure. Excerpt: “This figure is only slightly above ‘mediocre’ by 2009 standards …” Jeff Saylor reviews the NECA Gears of War 2 Marcus Fenix vs. Locust Drone two-pack. Excerpt: “… the best Marcus Fenix figure ever released.” Philip Reed reviews the Mezco Toyz HB II Hellboy […]

Toy news roundup, 1/22/09

OK, how terrifying are these? (CTR) Playmates’ full line of Star Trek movie toys. I was going to write something, but as the old wives say, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. (Trekmovie.com) Also, Star Trek Barbies. (TNI) Topless Robot hates DC’s Uni-Formz. (TR) It’s no secret I’m […]

News round-up, 11/18/08

Unfortunately, I don’t think these news round-ups can be a daily thing. There just isn’t enough significant toy-related news on a daily basis. But I’ll try to get them out every other day. —Rustin Parr’s King Grayskull review Long, but well worth the read. Rustin seems certain MOTUC is going to crash and burn. Personally, […]

Intereview > Captain Atom (DC Universe Classics)

Welcome to the first of a week of “intereviews” with the members of DC Universe Classics Wave 4. My first guest is Captain Atom. Captain, please tell us a little about yourself. Certainly. I was originally created by Charlton Comics in 1960. I was working on an experimental rocket when it exploded, atomizing my body […]

Disconnected Ramblings on ECCC 2008

It’s no San Diego, and it’s no New York, but Seattle gets a comic convention of its own–The Emerald City ComiCon. Yes, one word. Don’t ask me. Ask them. My original plan was for a trip to SDCC this year, but for a family of four, that’s no easy trip to plan in the space […]

Watchmen movie figures sneak peek

Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on DC Direct’s figures for the new Watchmen movie: First Look: ‘Watchmen’ Action Figures They look good, but as I suspect many fans will say, I do wish we could get the comic-based figures that were shown years ago but never produced.